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The lessons below are organized by author, where applicable.
ADJECTIVE, ADJECTIVE, NOUN Gr. 1-8
Nancy Tompkins shows us how to encourage drawing skills, imagination, and senses of humor.
Buono, Gloria M.: THE PAINTING BALLERINA Gr. 1-8
The author of the book shares some inspirational ideas with you and your kinderartists.
Carle, Eric: ANIMALS ANIMALS Gr. 5
A terrific lesson which incorporates social studies, science, technology, art and the writing process. From Alice Cunningham.
Carle, Eric: EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR K-2
An Eric Carle inspired lesson from J R Williams.
Carle, Eric: LITTLE CLOUD K-2
Holly LaForge has some ideas for connecting art-making with an Eric Carle book.
Carle, Eric: MISTER SEAHORSE Gr. 5
A lovely themed bulletin board idea from Alice Cunningham.
Carle, Eric: PAPER COLLAGE WITH ERIC CARLE K
Students will gain appreciation for the work of Eric Carle not only as a story writer, but as an illustrator during this fun "Hermit Crab" inspired lesson from Pamela Metzger.
Carle, Eric: VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR K-2
Students will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. They will then create caterpillar pictures using tissue paper collage techniques. From Vivian Redfern.
COFFEE FILTER BOOKLET K-6
An interesting way to create a colorful book courtesy of Meredith Fritsch - Lockland City Schools.
HAIKU STRAW PAINTING all ages
Students will learn about haiku poetry, have the experience of writing a haiku and then make an ink painting to enhance the haiku. From Carole Rathfon.
HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON K-3
Using the book, Harold and the Purple Crayon as inspiration, students will use shapes to stimulate their imaginations to create a unique image. From Rebecca Engelman.
LEARNING RHYMES Gr. K-2
Dustie has some simple ways for you to get your students excited about reading and rhyming.
Lionni, Leo: LITTLE GREEN K-2
This lesson teaches children how to make the color green by mixing the two primary colors, blue and yellow. Based on the Leo Lionni Book. From Shelly.
Lionni, Leo: SWIMMY K-2
Your kinderartists will become aware of the illustrating style of Leo Lionni as they create a wax resist underwater scene with artist Vera Trembach.
MAGNETIC POETRY Gr. 7-8
Create your own homemade magnetic poetry pieces to use on the fridge at home or on the magnetic board at school. From Jane Sanders.
Martin, Bill Jr: ALOHA all ages
Nanette Sposito shows you how to incorporate the state of Hawaii and the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, into a bulletin board.
Martin, Bill Jr. and Carle, Eric: FIRST GRADE, FIRST GRADE, WHAT DO YOU SEE? Gr. 1
Students will read the Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See. They will then create a picture of what they see. From Linn McDonald.
POETRY PEBBLES Gr. 4-8
Students will use small rocks, stones and pebbles to create words with which to write poetry. From KinderArt.com.
Reynolds, Peter H.: MAKING A DOT WITHOUT MAKING A DOT K-2
A fabulous paper mosaic lesson. From Jennifer Stratton. This is a wonderful project that shows how confidence breeds confidence!
Seuss, Dr.: THE SHAPE OF ME AND OTHER STUFF - CLASS MURAL K-1
Here, students will work individually and as a group in the creation of a wall mural. Submitted by: Martha Butcher
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Math Art : Projects and Activities
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Dozens of creative projects to explore math concepts and build essential skills.
Using Caldecotts Across the Curriculum
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